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Topics on social and global issues our clients care about


Our philanthropy series continues in 2019, bringing experts together to discuss major global issues and how these are being tackled by the charity sector. Hear first-hand how they are rising to the challenges.


We introduced our webinar series in 2018 in response to the issues our clients really care about. We are pleased to introduce three more topics in 2019: biodiversity loss, impact investing and tackling social issues through rehabilitation. During the webinars you will hear from a range of experts from different charities who are currently tackling the challenges from the front line. If you missed out on any of our philanthropy webinars, you can access the recordings to stream at your convenience - please see below.  

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Our webinars have been created for active philanthropists, anyone who would like to get involved in philanthropy, individuals who have a special interest in the different subject matters, professional advisors looking to support their clients with philanthropy and anyone that knows someone personally that may be affected by these issues.


Joanna is passionate about helping people realise their philanthropic goals; giving as much as they can, whilst having the greatest impact on social good. As an experienced speaker and host of the webinar philanthropy series, her focus has been on providing our clients and other audiences with insights on charity sector issues to engage, educate and inspire.

Joanna Walker

Joanna Walker

Head of Private Clients
“My passion is in using my experience to help our private clients shape and deliver on their hopes for social change. Being a philanthropist is possibly the best thing a person can do with their money, and certainly the most rewarding.”

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Webinar 2: What is impact investing? Thursday 29 August 2019

Impact investing has gained in popularity and momentum over the past decade, capturing the attention of the charity and private sectors alike.The webinar looks at key principles of impact investing and how to determine when impact investing or philanthropy could be most effective.

Expert speakers from leading organisations:

  • Joanne Wedderspoon, Funder Relations Manager, CAF Venturesome
  • Hauke Hillebrandt, Founder, Let's Fund
  • Alice Millest, UK and Ireland Country Representative, EVPA
  • Edmund Dunstan, CAF client and Impact investor

Webinar 1: What can we do about biodiversity loss? Wednesday 31 July 2019

Biodiversity loss is one of the greatest challenges of the 21st Century. What can be done to reverse this trend and how can donors make a difference?

Expert speakers from leading organisations:

Webinar 4 How can we end homelessness in the UK? Tuesday 30 October 2018

In August 2018, the government announced a £100m strategy to tackle rough sleeping on English streets, but it was criticised as it became apparent no new money was being invested. More recently, the Prime Minster announced a new tax on foreign home buyers to help rough sleepers. But will this work?

Expert guest speakers from leading charities:

Webinar 3 The Mental Health Crisis in Youth,
Thursday 20 September 2018

The crisis in children and young people’s mental health is frequently in the news, evidenced with some shocking statistics. More children and young people than ever before are reaching out for help with their mental health. However for those who do take that brave step, help is proving to be far too difficult to find. 

Expert guest speakers from leading charities:

Webinar 2 The Refugee Crisis, Thursday 26 July 2018

The refugee crisis continues. According to the UNHCR's global trends report 2017, at the end of the same year, the total number of people fleeing from their homes reached 68.5 million. This is a new record of children, men and women escaping violence and persecution and searching for safety. We look at the refugee crisis and ask: from emergency response to long-term resettlement - what solutions really work?

Expert guest speakers from leading charities:

  • Laura Padoan, UNHCR
  • Nico Stevens, Help Refugees
  • Lyndall Stein, International Development Expert 

Webinar 1 Direct Cash Giving, Thursday 28 June 2018

The Independent Commission for Aid Impact (ICAI), which scrutinises UK aid spending, believes that direct cash transfer pdownloadrogrammes improve the lives of millions of people and provide good value for money. But is it the best way to help those in greatest need, or is it just "exporting the dole" as one British MP described it last year?

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